Hastings Museum Largest municipal museum between Chicago & Denver
  • HM Up Close


      An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a ... Read Article »

    Veterans Day NAD Tours

      If you haven’t had a chance to experience one yet, we are offering more NAD Bus Tours! Get a ... Read Article »

    Dead Things Museum Tour
    Dead Things Tours

    Think Museum tours are boring?  You’d be wrong. Dead wrong. Some institutions provide tours that have been done to death. ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum

    FREE Solar Observing
    Sat, September 22 | 11 am – Noon | Weather Permitting | We offer an opportunity for you to use a specially equipped telescope to safely look at the sun – to get an up close look at the star at the center of our solar system!

    Cocktails with the Curators | October 4 | 7-8:30 pmCocktails with the Curators a 21 & over event
    Enjoy drinks, snacks, and knowledge with a few of our favorite Museum professionals! Tickets are $20 and include a 10-minute mini-tour on each floor, snacks, and 3 beverage!

    The Moon Up Close  
    Fri, Oct. 12 at 10 am | Sat, Oct. 13 at 11 am
    Get an “Up Close” preview of the Moon and its features, its formation, and its exploration.

     Animals of the Night | Preschool Playday
    Sat, Oct. 13 at 10 am
    Join us as we learn about the ‘superpowers’ nocturnal animals need in order to survive the night, make a hedgehog craft, and dissect owl pellets.

    FREE First Friday | October 5 | 5-8 pm

    Sponsored by Quality Sound & Communications, admission is FREE for everyone from 5-8pm!

    Dead Things Museum TourDead Things Tours | Oct. 25-28
    Thing Museum tours are boring? You’d be wrong. Dead wrong. Join us this October for a small-group, 40-minute tour that will highlight some of the more macabre items in our collection. Unusual animal mounts, funeral related artifacts, our founder’s tomb and more.

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